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Friday, June 18, 2021

Nida Manzoor created an all-female Muslim punk band for ‘We Are Lady Parts’ by KCRW

Writer Nida Manzoor wanted “We Are Lady Parts,” her series about an all-female Muslim punk band, to be funny. But as a Muslim woman writing about very underrepresented characters, she al…

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Saturday, May 22, 2021

‘Girls5eva’ creator Meredith Scardino on Peacock’s new musical comedy series by KCRW

When Meredith Scardino pitched her musical comedy series “Girls5eva,” about an all-but-forgotten late 1990s girl group that reunites in their forties, she made a fake CD case, complete w…

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Former Scott Rudin assistants allege abusive behavior and call out stars who have stayed silent by KCRW

Producer Scott Rudin’s bullying has been an open secret in Hollywood for decades, and now it’s going public.  Former Scott Rudin staffers Evan Davis, Max Hoffman and Eileen Klomhaus rem…

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Director Simon Godwin on ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ now streaming on PBS by KCRW

When the pandemic hit London, director Simon Godwin's National Theatre production of “Romeo & Juliet” shut down before it could open. So Godwin shot the play as a movie — never min…

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ creator Austin Winsberg and choreographer Mandy Moore by KCRW

Austin Winsberg, creator of the NBC series “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” and producer-choreographer Mandy Moore check in from Canada, where they had just finished shooting the show…

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Filmmaker Raoul Peck on ‘Exterminate All the Brutes’ by KCRW

After filmmaker Raoul Peck made his award-winning James Baldwin documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” he had a lot of suitors in Hollywood. But it was HBO that didn’t blink when Peck expl…

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